December Book Sale!! @ John Hunt Publishing

John Hunt Publishing is having a book sale on their website from December 9th to the end of the month. Not only do you have a chance to buy three of my books on sale — The Gray Witch’s Grimoire; Tarot for Grownups; and The Spiritual Feminist — you will find thousands of books in a variety of genres. Happy reading!

To get the sale price, use the code: FESTIVE50

https://www.johnhuntpublishing.com/our-books/jhp-books/

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Two Books That Will Be Great Companions!


Even before “The Gray Witch’s Grimoire” had been sent flying across the pond to my publisher in England (Moon Books/John Hunt Publishing), I was knee-deep in writing my next witchy book, “Natural Magick the Gray Witch Way”.  The second book I published independently with Amazon through their KDP program under Pink Orchid Publishing — which is me.  But for one brief insane moment, there was one of those slow-motion experiences when the little voice in my head said, “Wait a minute, you should combine these books.”  It was absolute basic laziness which resulted in my reaction, which was “Nope, don’t think so, there’s so much material here.”  So I didn’t.

One book went one way, on its destiny overseas, where it would eventually become a best seller.  And the other book has found it’s spot at Amazon, happily ensconced among the witchy tomes of neo-pagans around the world.  

I have always said, and I’m saying so again with emphasis, that these two books make great companion books and will get along quite well on the book shelf together.  Whatever I didn’t include in one, can be found in the other.  Below you’ll find an overview of the contents of each book and links to purchase.  Both books are available in print and kindle at Amazon.

Preface…

The Gray Witch

Part 1 ~ Knowledge… 5

Magickal Principles for the Gray Witch… 6

Code of Ethics… 7

Symbols of Witchcraft… 11

Thirteen Powers of the Witch… 28

The Witch’s Alphabet… 28

Initiation…29

Your Craft Name… 34

The Metaphysical Laws of Witchcraft… 35

Power Words… 40

The Tools of the Trade… 42 

Magickal Correspondences… 45

Moon Phases… 51

The Moon Divine: The Triple Goddess… 54

A Moon for Every Month… 56

Herbal Correspondences… 66

A Stone’s Throw… 79

The Wheel of the Year… 87

Part 2 ~ Rituals…  97

Circle Casting… 98

Calling the Quarters… 101

Cakes and Wine… 103

Self-Initiation… 104

Drawing Down the Moon… 108

Wiccaning… 109

Handfasting… 113

Croning/Eldering… 116

Summerland Ritual… 119

Part 3 ~ Spells… 123

Love Spells… 125

Lilith’s Lust Spell

Nutmeg Fidelity Spell

Strawberry Sex Spell

Bloody Love Spell

Asunder You Shall Go: Dividing Lovers

The Face of Your True Love

A Mid-Summer’s Eve Love Spell 

Beauty Spells… 129

Shed Your Skin Spell 

To Summon… 131

Call Me

Summoning Powder

Rosemary Summons

To Beckon

Summoning Spirits 

Health & Healing Spells… 136

Basic Candle Spell & Correspondences

To Cure an Illness (Knot Magick)

Healing Crystal 

Command & Compel Spells… 139

Commanding Oil

Do My Bidding Spell  

Court Case Spells…141

Basic Candle Spell & Correspondences

Magickal Options for legal Spells

Beef Tongue Court Case Spell

Money Spells… 144

Basic Candle Spell & Correspondences

Money Bottle

Keep It Flowing 

Spells for the Tongue… 147

A Poppet to Stop a Gossip

Seal the Mouth

Cat’s Got Your Tongue Spell

Keep My Secret

Liar Come to Light 

Protection Spells… 153

Basic Candle Spell & Correspondences

A Vehicle Blessing

To Spite Your Face

The In-Law Spell

To Ward Off Negativity 

Banishing Spells… 160    

Basic Candle Spell & Correspondences 

Ditch It Quick Spell 

Hexing, Cursing, Binding Spells… 161

Return to Sender

A Hex

A Binding

Binding Negative Behavior

Freeze They Enemy

Feel My Wrath

Divide and Conquer

Breaking the Spell… 172

Bind Me Not

Reverse the Curse

Breaking Another Witch’s Spell   

How does real magick work?…10

Forms of Magick…13

The Mysteries of Magickal Manifestation…19

Creating Magickal Space…26

A Checklist of Magickal Supplies…53

Charging your Magickal Tools…65

Twelve Months of Magick…72

Seven Days of Magick…104

Animal Magick…115

Magick for Love n’ Money…144

· Love Spells…151

· Love Potion #9

· Rose Spell

· Smooth Marital Turmoil

· Hot Sex Spell

· Makin’ Tracks

· Love Spells for Men…157

· Make Her Behave: Pubic Hair Spell

· Magickal Male Enhancement 

· Love Spells for Women…161

· Keep Him Faithful Spell

· Attract Your Man

· Irresistibly Spell

Money…166

· Money Spells…169

· Silver Coin Spell

· Loose the Miser Spell

· New Business Money Mojo

· Sugar Honey Jar Spell

· Home Money Spell

· Pocket Money Spell

Mojo Magick…182

· Poppets…184

· Mojo Bags…207

Magick Oils/Potions/Powders…226

Crystal Magick…270

Candle Magick…297

Magickal Alphabets and Symbols…314

· Runes…316

· Witch’s Alphabet…325

· The Pentagram…329

· The Elements…334

· Planets…341

· Astrological Symbols…354

Witches’ Bottles…366

Essential Oils…386

Kitchen Magick…392

· Recipes…405

· Strawberry Love Salad

· Lady Amythyst’s Pumpkin Pie

· Gingerbread

· Litha Peach Cobbler

· Full Moon Biscuits

· Deviled Eostre Eggs

· Lammas Loaf

· Midsummer’s Night Tea

· Garden Magick Soup

· Green Man Cake

· Beltane Bean Dish

Good Luck Charms…439

Questions and Answers…447

· What is the difference between white and black magick?

· Is it possible to dwell too much on a spell you’ve cast & ruin it?

· Who can do magick?

· What is a familiar?

· What is neo-paganism?

· Do All witches practice their religion the same way?

· Who is the Wiccan Goddess?

· When did you first know you were a witch?

Magickal Substitutions…467

Terms and Lingo…473

Book Trailer:

Natural Magick the Gray Witch Way

The Gray Witch’s Grimoire ~ Best Seller!

Good morning, World!! Oh, my gosh!! What a way to start the day… I got an email this morning from my publisher, John Hunt Publishing (Moon Books):

Congratulations
on having sold 5,000+ copies of “The Gray Witch’s Grimoire”.  By most definitions, in most markets, this is where it starts being thought of as a “bestseller”.

Holy buckets! So, did you buy a copy yet? If no, here’s an Amazon link…
click  Here

Tarot for Grownups

Tarot for Grownups ~ (Review)

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1780995997/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i4

This 126 page tarot how-to was probably one of the most entertaining books on the great 78 I have read in awhile. The author and her unique storytelling style held me captivated right from jump. She told it like it was and thought out of the box when it came to the meaning of the cards. It was like sitting down with someone over coffee as they explained the inner workings of the tarot. She absolutely delightfully is not by the book and it just felt so real and refreshing. I would recommend this special helper to anyone looking for an out of the box approach to divination. Thanks Amythyst, you do so rock, I will never look at the tarot quite the same way again.Love & Light, Riki Frahmann

Amazon Ranking!

My book The Spiritual Feminist is ranked #170 in the Goddess category at Amazon right now… Not too shabby! Woot!

https://www.amazon.com/Spiritual-Feminist-Amythyst-Raine-Hatayama/dp/1782799699/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

I stumbled upon this information by accident today when I was updating my FB pages.  The numbers at Amazon are in a constant state of flux and change, so I don’t really keep track of this information intentionally, but I might pay closer attention now.  This book has its own Facebook page (as all of my books do):  https://www.facebook.com/thespiritualfeminist?ref=hl

“So many people throughout my life have told me who I am, what I must do, what I can’t do, what I have to complete, and what I will never be able to accomplish, and then I met the Goddess.” (From The Spiritual Feminist) …The Spiritual Feminist empowers today’s modern woman through the Goddess, connecting her to ancient matriarchal divinity and spiritual practices which invoke this energy.

 

Tarot for Grownups ~ Another sales milestone!

Good morning, World! I’m delighted to announce that my book, Tarot for Grownups, has reached another sales milestone this month. Yay! and Happy Dance! 🙂
If you haven’t already purchased a copy, you can follow the links provided here.  This book is written for adults, so expect a healthy dose of sarcasm, some explicit language now and then, adult topics, and a healthy dose of realism when it comes to the interpretations, as well as the personality profiles for the court cards.  There’s not a fluffy bunny to be found here, and I concentrate on the nitty-gritty of life.  We have plenty of tarot books out there shrouded in rose colored glasses, fairies, the white light, and fantasy.  This is definitely not the case with Tarot for Grownups.

The Witch’s Corner ~ A Woman’s Life in Decades (video podcast)

Be sure to Like, Subscribe, & Share…this is greatly appreciated and makes me very happy.

November’s Full Moon

Snow Moon

Herbs:  cumin, gardenia, vanilla, anise, sage
Stones:  brown zircon, topaz,
silver sheen obsidian
Scents:  cedar, peppermint, hyacinth
Colors:  gray, sage green
Trees:  alder, cypress
Deities:  Kali, Isis, Bast, Osirius, Sarasvasti, Hecate
Astrological Signs:  Scorpio, Sagittarius
Elements:  Water/Fire

Crafting Your Magic:

Free yourself of those things that bind you, bind those things you need freedom from.  Cast spells for release, relief, and emancipation; but make sure that you are not unintentionally restricting someone else’s freedoms with your magic, your expectations, or your emotions– such as jealousy.  Remember, your thoughts are pure energy and can set magical vibrations into motion.

Opposite energies are flying high during the Snow Moon.  Use the vibrations generated from this energy to your advantage– remember that “opposites attract”.  Protection magic cast during this time is especially effective and potent.

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The information in this blog post is an excerpt from my book:

“The Gray Witch’s Grimoire”

Book 2 SMALL

To order your copy,

click  Here

Another Book Review! ~ The Spiritual Feminist

Thank you to Vivienne Moss for a wonderful review!

“There is much wisdom and enchantment to be found in The Spiritual Feminist. The amount of information revealed will be welcomed by anyone wanting to travel along the Goddess Path. Amythyst Raine-Hatayama has poured her heart and soul into this charming book and I hope to read more from this wisdom-filled author. I sense this will make a remarkable companion book to Naming the Goddess and many other volumes on Goddess Spirituality…”

click  Here

Around Town with The Spiritual Feminist ~ Photo Blog!

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My daughter picked me up this morning for a round of shopping and lunch– and I took The Book with us (The Spiritual Feminist).  This was a Hoot!!  Following are photos of our jaunt, the places we went, and the people we saw…Welcome to Fremont, Nebraska (USA)!

First stop ~ THE BLUE BOTTLE ~ 529 N Main St #5 ~ Ask for Ginger!

Besides my favorite cappuccinos, what do you think you’ll find in The Blue Bottle?…Blue bottles– of course!

HARVEST HEALTH ~ 419 N Main St

Besides lots of Healthy Stuff, we found crystals and incense, and quite a few surprisingly Cool and New-Agey items. Yay!

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SECOND LOOK ~516 N Main St ~ very cool consignment shopped filled with all sorts of treasures and good deals!

On the Lower Level of Second Look with the Proprietor!

“Andy” has been selling hotdogs from this stand AT THE CORNER OF 6th & MAIN for 30+ years!!

This building is actually For Sale and is my Dream Location for a Tea & Tarot shop ~ it’s an ivy covered cottage of a building, like something right out of a magickal movie!!…Where’s my Financial Backers?

Fremont Police Station

To the Men & Women In Blue!…Support your local Law Enforcement. I know, there’s been lots of bad press lately, and there are a few bad apples in ANY occupation. But the majority of Law Enforcement officials work hard and risk their lives To Keep Us Safe! (Hey, MOM! This ones for you ~ My Mother is a Retired Police Officer)

This sign is Right Outside MICHAEL’S JEWELRY ~ 540 N Main St ~ omg, if this were only true!! 🙂

PRECIOUS TREASURES CO-OP SHOP ~ 405 N Main St ~ Make sure you’ve got plenty of time to browse in here at your leisure, it’s a treasure trove all right!

Okay– ‘nough running around.  Everyone was getting hungry and foot weary (yes, that’s a real thing).  We finished off our outing– where?  At McDonald’s…of course!

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The Official Release Date for The Spiritual Feminist
is April 24th!!

Hooza!!!

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 Thank you to my daughter, Laura Thome, for the photography!

This is such a monumental event in a writer’s life, the Release of a Book…it is akin to giving birth, and there’s almost as much chaos and hoopla leading up to it.

Enjoy the photos– and BUY THE BOOK (or the Kindle edition)
Women…you will be touched, you will be inspired, you will be re-empowered, you will find healing and a sense of spirituality like nothing you’ve ever experienced– Believe Me!
Blessings to you all,
Amythyst

Book Launch Party!! ~ Hooza!

Thank you to Moon Books, John Hunt Publishing. And thank you to my awesome publicist Nimue Brown.

I posted a while ago on Facebook about the Book Launch Party tonight for The Spiritual Feminist.  I’m looking forward this evening to fun with family and friends– some picture taking for my publicist!– and good food and drink.  Thank you to my daughter, Anne, who had a special cake made for the evening– it’s designed after the Book of Shadows in the movie Practical Magic (and I’ll bet this is a first for the ladies here at Hy-Vee’s Bakery in Fremont NE!)

Thank you to John Hunt Publishing, and Moon Books, and my awesome publicist Nimue Brown!

Happy Sunday, everyone!!

BOOK Launch Party!!
Sunday, April 12th, 6pm
Applebee’s Restaurant, 3420 Elk Lane, Fremont NE

Applebee's Covington, TN

Surprise!!!…I Received my Author Copies today!

LOOK what I got today!!…my *Author Copies*…the big box arrived this morning as an unexpected surprise.

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Release date:  April 24th, 2015
Pre-Order at this link:  click  Here

Pagan Musings Podcast: 2-15-2015

Mark your calendar!

Sunday, March 15th, 7-9pm CST , I’ll be a guest on Pagan Musings Podcast (blogtalk radio)

Click on the link in the text to hear the show!

 

Moon Books Blog: Manifestation of Desire

 “You see him; you want him; you make a conscious decision to get him…does this violate the “Harm None” creed of the Wiccan Rede? Does this violate your personal ethics?  What about the target’s free will?  I can hear these questions reverberating through the universe…”

continue reading,
click  Here

I’m Blogging for Moon Books (JHP)

 Feather Magick
 
(excerpt) “…Cardinal: the very color of this bird sparks with the energy of Fire…passion, lust, love, and raw sexuality. It wreaks of sweaty sheets; breathless whispers; the fierce mingling of bodies, the beautiful struggle to get ever deeper, closer; ecstasy so intense it leaves you exhausted. The red feather of the Cardinal carries desire, sexual fantasy, the raw instinct to mate, the pure unadulterated energy of sex. Save this feather for a special occasion, a special someone, because once this energy is released, you will no longer have control.”
 
Continue reading…click Here
 
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Free Book Give-Away: The Gray Witch’s Grimoire

From Moon Books:

“Book Giveaway! Hey Everyone, if you’d like to enter the free draw to win Amythst Raine’s book “The Gray Witch’s Grimoire” visit the Moon Books blog site and click the Giveaways link…
http://moon-books.net/blogs/moonbooks/
 
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Preorder “The Gray Witch’s Grimoire” @ Amazon

Great news!…“The Gray Witch’s Gimoire” is up at Amazon.  You can preorder this book at amazon.com and amazon.uk.  The release date for this book is May 16, 2012.  (Published by Moon Books/John Hunt Publishing).

Follow these links:

amazon.com

amazon.uk

“What makes this book unique? The world of the gray witch has been largely avoided, misrepresented, or glossed over with various books geared gingerly towards ‘protection magic’. These books, though informative and well written as they may be, have totally missed the spirit of the gray witch – who she really is, how she relates to the world of shadow and light, and exactly what she’s willing to do to stand her ground. In our society ‘dark’ is automatically viewed as ‘evil’; and ‘light’ is automatically viewed as ‘good’. We’re expected to live completely within one realm and to totally avoid the other. This creates imbalance and is a great injustice to the true spirit of the ancient wise woman. This book puts matters to right and gives the public a view of just what the gray witch is – and what she isn’t. The gray witch does not live in a world of chaos or unbridled black magic. She has a code of honor, a sense of propriety, and a relevance in today’s society.”

 

Book Release Date


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 With “The Gray Witch’s Grimoire” you can empower yourself through ancient mysteries, secret rites, and magickal spells that leave the world of the mundane behind and nurture the wise-woman in us all.

Book Release!
May 25, 2012

US $19.95/UK £11.99

Moon Books
John Hunt Publishing 

(Links & purchasing information will be posted
as soon as it is made available.)